Oh my, how this child loves his books.
He grabs my hand and leads me into his room at LEAST five times a day saying, "book! book! book!". We sit down in front of his book shelf, choose a few to read and then cozy up in the recliner for story time.
He listens intently and proudly shouts out the words that he knows. I truly think he would sit there all day long and listen to stories if I let him. He is captivated by make believe and fairy tales - much like his Mommy.
For Christmas, Levi's grandparents added to his awesome collection with several great new books. The beauty of these books is that they have a stuffed animal to go along with the stories. Levi loves snuggling in for reading time with the ACTUAL ANIMAL IN HIS HANDS! It's pretty incredible to an almost 20 month old.
Unquestionably, Levi's favorite story is Llama Llama Red Pajama.
He walks around with his little Llama and says, "LLAMA! LLAMA!" all of the time. He is in love with the little guy. And so am I. This book is so sweet and so funny. It is both witty and charming - a favorite of our entire family!
This book was such a hit with him that Levi was gifted Llama Llama Misses Mama, too. I have yet to read it because rumor has it, it's about Llama starting school. (BOO HOO SOB SOB!!!!!)
(Sorry. I know Levi is only one, but I am already in absolute denial that one day he will have to start school and leave me. I cried this past August when other kids started school. Ugh.)
Another fun book is How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
Levi is a dinosaur lover. Anyone out there watch The Dinosaur Train? We are big fans over here. Because of Levi's fondness for the giant green beasts, naturally, he loves the book.
It's a very sweet story featuring all sorts of different dinosaurs. So fun for little eyes!
Duck, Duck, Goose is a great read and is especially fun for Levi because he loves to scream out "DUCKIE!" and "QACK QACK". I have to try to keep from laughing throughout the whole story because he feels the need to declare these things on every page.
Good story. Fun stuffed animals!
I Love Monkey is a good story because it teaches and encourages kids to be themselves. This little monkey tries to be all sorts of different things, but in the end, realizes that he is best at being a cuddly little monkey.
Isn't the doll just precious? I love him!
This book, Dog and Bear, is a lot of fun because it comes with two animals - the dog and the bear.
This book is three stories in one and it tells of the great adventures of the dog and bear. It's super cute and encourages sharing, helping and being a good friend. Love it.
All of these books have been at the top of our reading list over the past few weeks. It is so much fun watching Levi get so excited about stories. He is at such a fun age - wanting to learn all the time. These books are great contributors to enhancing a vivid imagination!